The Tutu Leadership Fellowship Programme

The Tutu Leadership Fellowship Programme welcomes an elite group of Africa’s highest potential young leaders, representing a wide range of sectors.

The Programme has been designed specifically for African leaders

Upon completing the Programme, Tutu Fellows return to play active roles in their respective communities, countries and spheres of influence. Great value is placed upon becoming a member of an established exclusive and supportive network of Africa’s future leaders – the Tutu Fellows. As part of this network of global leaders, all Fellows are expected to attend AFLI alumni events, as well as function as ambassadors for the Fellowship across all segments of society.

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Call for applications: 2017 G(irls)20 Summit - Germany

The following will be provided to all G(irls)20 Summit Delegates

Summit learning materials and supplies;
  1. Return economy air travel arrangements, from the closest international airport to the delegate’s home to Germany;
  2. Accommodations while in Germany (in transit accommodations to be covered by the delegate);
  3. Meals – breakfast, lunch, dinner and refreshments each day;
  4. All ground transportation while in Germany.
* Please note: it will be the responsibility of the delegate to arrange her own ground transportation to and from her home and the airport, as well as acquiring a passport and/or visa (some countries will require a visa).

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Alliance Health Policy and Systems Research first ever essay competition

The Alliance HPSR issues calls for research proposals and bids on a regular basis targeted towards institutions from low- and middle-income countries.

Current Calls

Win a prize! Alliance's first ever essay competition - Closing date: 31 January 2017

The Alliance for Health Policy & Systems Research is pleased to announce its first ever essay competition on the future of health policy and systems research. The winning paper will be published as a background paper for a high level conference on “Health Policy and Systems Research: 20 years on” that will take place in Stockholm Sweden, in April 2017.

In addition, a cash prize of USD 7,500 will be awarded to the authors of the winning paper. Prizes of USD 2,500 and USD 1,000 will be awarded to the authors of the 2nd and 3rd place papers.

The Bodley Head/Financial Times Essay Prize

The competition is open to anyone between 18-35 years old

The Bodley Head/Financial Times Essay Prize aims to discover young talent from around the world in long-form essay writing, and has led to many new and exciting opportunities for winners and runners-up.

The judges are looking for a dynamic, authoritative and lively essay of no more than 3,500 words. It can be journalistic, a case study, wide-ranging or minutely focused. In keeping with the ethos of both sponsors, it can address any topic – from finance and current affairs to history and scientific discovery.

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Swedish Council for Higher Education - IPOET scholarships



Chalmers will be offering around 50 IPOET scholarships in 2017, funded by the Swedish Council for Higher Education, to prospective fee-paying students. The scholarships are administered and awarded by Chalmers.


The selection is based on the applicants' relative academic excellence, which primarily includes weighted average grade but also home university's stature (including position on global ranking lists) and priority order of the application for Chalmers Master's programmes.

Fields of Study

Unrestricted - all of the current Master's programmes at Chalmers.

Available to
  1. 1st year Master's programme applicants
  2. Citizens from non-EU/EEA countries who are required to pay tuition fees for Swedish university studies
  1. A 75% reduction of the tuition fees (4 semesters/2 year programme)
  2. Students who excel during their first year of studies may receive an increased reduction, which covers 85% of the tuition fees during the second and final year of studies
  3. No funds are transferred to the scholarship laureates
Deadline: 16 January 2017

Click here to find out How to apply for scholarships administered by Chalmers

The Commonwealth Foundation grants for civil society organizations

The Commonwealth Foundation awards grants for sustainable development projects that contribute to effective, responsive and accountable governance with civil society participation.

With more than 2.3 billion citizens, the Commonwealth provides a potentially huge pool of ideas for advancing societies. The Commonwealth Foundation’s grants help civil society organisations get their ideas across to policymakers.

Two grant calls are now open for applications:

1) Grants call for projects to be implemented in eligible countries in Africa, Americas, Asia and Europe
The deadline for submission of the preliminary application form is 17.00 GMT on 4 January 2017
To apply for this call and to access supporting documents, click here.

2) Grants call for projects to be implemented in Pacific Islands - Kiribati, Papua New Guinea and Tonga
The deadline for submission of the preliminary application form is 17.00 GMT on 10 February 2017
To apply for this call and access supporting documents, click here.

Please sign up for other news about our grants programme on our sign up page.

Focus areas

Grant projects must focus on one or more of the following:
  1. Creative expression
  2. Capacity development
  3. Constructive engagement
  4. Learning and sharing
  5. Cross-cutting themes
Applicants are encouraged to integrate the cross cutting theme of gender into the project design.

The Karlstad University Global Scholarship

The Karlstad University Global Scholarship programme is aiming at top academic students from countries outside the European Union/European Economic Area (and Switzerland) who are required to pay tuition fees for studies.

Karlstad University Global Scholarship offers scholarships covering tuition fees in part or in full. The application for scholarship will be considered only if the application fee is paid or if you are exempted from paying the application fee. This scholarship programme is not open for students from the following 12 countries: Bangladesh, Bolivia, Burkina Faso, Cambodia, Ethiopia, Kenya, Mali, Mozambique, Rwanda, Tanzania, Uganda and Zambia. Students from these countries instead have the possibility to apply for The Swedish Institute Study Scholarships. Application for Karlstad University Global Scholarship will be accepted 1 December 2016 to 1 February 2017. The applicationform will be published in this webbsite before the applicationperiod starts.

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The Swedish Institute Study Scholarships (SISS)

The scholarship covers both tuition fees (paid directly to the Swedish university/university college by the Swedish Institute) and living expenses to the amount of SEK 9,000 per month. There are no additional grants for family members.

Travel grants

Scholarship holders from countries on the DAC list of ODA recipients receive a travel grant in connection with their scholarship. The travel grant is a one-time payment of SEK 15,000.

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Competition: Diamond Challenge 2017 Africa Edition for High School Entrepreneurs

The Diamond Challenge encourages students to put their ideas into action by participating in one of two competition tracks: Business Concept and Social Venture. Students can compete by pitching in person at one of our sites or by submitting a video pitch online.

Open to all high school students
  1. Students from around the world are eligible to participate if they:
  2. are enrolled in a secondary school or educational program;
  3. have a team with 2-4 students;
  4. have a teacher, parent or community member who is willing to serve as the team’s advisor.

World Bank Group Internship Program 2017 for Young Professionals

The World Bank Group Internship offers highly motivated and successful individuals an opportunity to improve their skills while working in a diverse environment. Interns generally find the experience to be rewarding and interesting.

To be eligible for the internship, candidates must possess an undergraduate degree and already be enrolled in a full-time graduate study program (pursuing a Master's degree or PhD with plans to return to school in a full-time capacity). Generally, successful candidates have completed their first year of graduate studies or are already into their PhD programs.

This internship typically seeks candidates in the following fields: economics, finance, human development (public health, education, nutrition, population), social science (anthropology, sociology), agriculture, environment, private sector development, as well as other related fields. Fluency in English is required. Prior relevant work experience, computing skills, as well as knowledge of languages such as French, Spanish, Russian, Arabic, Portuguese, and Chinese are advantageous.

The Bank Group pays an hourly salary to all interns and, where applicable, provides an allowance towards travel expenses. Interns are responsible for their own living accommodations. Most positions are located in Washington, D.C. (some positions are offered in country offices) and are a minimum of four weeks in duration.

The Bank Group's Internship is offered during two seasons, and applications are accepted during the following periods:
Summer Internship (June–September)

The application period for the Summer Internship is December 1–January 31 each year.
Winter Internship (December–March)

The application period for the Winter Internship is October 1–31. All applications MUST be submitted online. Applications submitted after the deadline will not be considered.

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